Looking for a new way to learn Hebrew? Apps are a great way to do so, with new modern ways of learning, constantly evolving, having a smartphone has really become an essential now, so why not put it good use and learn a new language. Alternatively, if you already know some Hebrew and you are looking forward to your next trip, now is a good time to get started. There is an app for everyone, such as listening to the radio, dictionaries, translators and many more. We have a wide diverse variety , so read on and see what are suggestions are.
1) Jewish Radio
One of the best ways of learning a new language is by listening to it on radio – as it is without the distraction of the TV, or pictures, it allows you to focus, purely on the voices you are hearing. This app gives you access to Israeli radio stations, so even if its just a few times a day, you will get a grasp on what you can learn, just from listening.
2) Aleph Bet For Kids
Designed more for kids, this app is a great way to get started, on a much more fun scale, with cute pictures, focusing more on simple words. One of the best ways to learn a language is actually to teach it to someone else. Download it onto an Ipad or your Iphone, and test your kids on it, this helps you learn, and also them too.
3) Hebrew/English Translator
This is a very defined , easy to use translator, with a built in keyboard that you can type in for emails and texts. Due to the problem of Apple, not yet offering a Hebrew keyboard, this lets the user, do so , but also , formatted similar to google translate.
4) Iscript Hebrew
This offers a lot of different features all combined into one app. Everything from how to draw the letters of the alphabet, to quizzes, to pronunciation more. Ideal for a beginner, and also those who want to brush up on their Hebrew knowledge gained from other sources.
5) Hebrew Next – Guide for Birthright
This app is promoted by Birthright – A program for young Jewish people of communities, wanting to have their first experiences to Israel. With basic ground knowledge of Hebrew, this app has well-defined categories such as Hotels, or health, with very specific words and phrases that you can use in the trip of Taglit, Birthright.
6) Biblical Hebrew Flashcards
Divided up into chapters, this app is great for if you are unsure of which level of Hebrew you should be learning . It lets you shuffle the cards into a customized system that works for you. Its very much a personalized version , in comparison to other apps.
7) Hebrew Lessons by eTeacher
With this app, you receive, 20 free hebrew lessons, each 4-7 minutes long, taught by a professional hebrew teacher. The first few lessons, cover the hebrew alphabet. After that, you learn more about hebrew phrases, such as introducing yourself. I would describe it as a very structured program , organised and easy to follow, with continuous routine, helping you to be more consistent with your learning.
8) Hebrew Dictionaries by PROLOG Publishing House
A selection of dictionaries, in hebrew , with transliteration , helping you learn the pronunciation, plus definitions simultaneously. Ideal for those if you already have some basic hebrew, but what to get ahead and learn some more. This app is ideal if you are struggling with the feminine / male issue with hebrew which is hard to understand, as it highlights this in these dictionaries
9) Hebrew by Living Language
With 46 lessons, in three different levels, this is a very complex app to help you learn hebrew. It has games , grammar notes, and you can even speak to native speakers in hebrew, just to practice. It has a very interactive mode, keeping you up to date and involved, so that your learning will be continuous, to avoid you wanting to quit.
10) The HEBREW App
This app is actually based on a few other sources, such as books and videos, so you can always use them to continue once you have learned everything else from the app. There is a huge amount of different aspects to play around with such as films too, so that rather than just staring at a screen, you are entertaining and you can change your learning format in several different ways.